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Live: Murder investigation in Coventry as man stabbed to death

Live Murder investigation in Coventry as man stabbed to death
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A man in his 30s was declared dead at the scene while a woman also suffered serious injuries.

A murder arrest has been made after a man was stabbed to death in Coventry.

It has been confirmed that a double stabbing took place and emergency services were called to Waveley Road at around 11.20am today (Thursday, February 25).

West Midlands Police has said that a man was stabbed to death, while a woman suffered serious injuries.

She has been taken to hospital with stab wounds to her neck and leg and her condition has been described as critical, but stable.

A 36-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and is currently in custody.

At this time, house-to-house and CCTV enquiries are being carried out, while Waveley Road remains cordoned off.

We have asked West Midlands Police and West Midlands Ambulance for more information.

Follow live updates below.

End of today’s coverage

We are finishing today’s coverage of the double stabbing in Coventry, but will be chasing police for udpates in the morning.

In other news

A man has today been jailed for a stabbing in Coventry city centre in December.

Ervin Negrobar has just began a seven-and-a-half years sentence for stabbing another man in the chest during a confrontation.

He pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and was sentenced at Warwick Crown Court.

Full story here.

Evidence bags

A forensics officer carrying evidence bags after a double stabbing in Waveley Road, Coventry.

A forensics officer carrying evidence bags as police continue to man the scene in Wavelep Road.

Gallery from the scene

This afternoon, our photographer has been on the scene at Waveley Road, and the surrounding area. This is what he has captured:

More footage from the scene

Another video from the police cordon can be found below. It shows police tape being put in place on a section of path in Northumberland Road:

What we know so far

So far, we have had a statement from both West Midlands Police and the West Midlands Ambulance Service.

You can read everything that we know so far here.

Video from the scene

The following footage was captured at the scene by our reporter:

First pictures from the scene

Our reporter is on the scene at Waveley Road, and has sent the following pictures across at this time:

(Image: CoventryLive / Ben Eccleston)
Police on the scene after a man was stabbed to death on Waveley Road, Coventry. Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. A woman also suffered stab wounds to the neck and leg (Staff pics)
Police on the scene after a man was stabbed to death on Waveley Road, Coventry. Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. A woman also suffered stab wounds to the neck and leg

This is where the cordon is in place

A police cordon remains on the scene, in place on Waveley Road between Melville Road and Northumberland Road.

Uniformed officers and forensics are currently on the scene.

Scene of the police cordon

“Horrific incident”

Ch Supt Mike O’Hara, of Coventry Police, said: “This is an horrific incident which has resulted in the death of a man, and serious injuries to a woman.

“Our homicide detectives are working flat out to understand exactly what has happened, and the investigation is moving really quickly.”

Latest on victim

It has been confirmed that the woman involved in the incident suffered injuries to her neck and leg.

She was taken to hospital on blue lights, with treatment continuing en route.

Her current condition is described as serious, but stable.

Firearms officers called to the scene

West Midlands Police has confirmed to CoventryLive that the suspect was arrested “a really short distance from the scene following an area search.”

While the suspect was outstanding, firearms officers were called to the scene, it has been confirmed.

First response in six minutes

The West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed that they were on the scene some six minutes after the 999 call came in.

Despite their efforts, one of the patients, a man in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Murder arrest made

Police were called to the incident at around 11.20 this morning.

At 12.40pm, a 36-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident.

Man found dead, woman seriously injured

Police have confirmed that a man in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second victim, a woman, has suffered serious injuries, and has been taken to hospital.

Breaking news – double stabbing in Coventry

West Midlands Police have confirmed that this morning, two people were stabbed on Waveley Road in Coventry.

More to follow.

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